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Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers Bulletin Board

Mark Breunig

Article - A-OK Farms improves soil health through conservation practices


Mission Statement

The SRPF is an alliance of farmers and related business people that are dedicated to enhancing farm, land, and water resources in the Sheboygan River basin. They desire to test and use the best management practices available to build better soils, enhance agricultural production, and to minimize the environmental impacts of farming to the community as a whole.

Purpose

The purpose of the SRPF is to discover available farming practices, to test those practices, and to share information on farming practices that are intended to improve soil health, increase farm efficiency, and reduce the effects of runoff. The group will have the opportunity to run multiple tests during multiple years to develop the best strategies for their and neighboring farms. They will also have the ability to bring in speakers and other resources on a variety of topics related to their operations.

Goals

• Member farmers will identify the most vulnerable fields that have potential to be improved with on farm conservation methods.

Measure soil health of fields that will act as test/demo sites.

Commit to several years of action on individual fields to better show a shift in soil health and crop sustainability.

• Hold several field days at various sites to exhibit improvements and techniques.

Work with the non-farming community to reach water quality goals and enhance the sense of community between rural and urban residents in the basin.

Members

Will be individuals who are actively engaged in agriculture that have the ability to test out new best management practices on a portion of their owned or rented land.

Members will be eligible for financial assistance through the group to implement new practices.

Tracking and sharing the results of those experiments with other members, either at the meetings or during field days is highly encouraged.


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